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Old 04-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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spacer legality in VA? For inspections...

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Does anyone know ther laws regarding spacers on trucks?
I am working on getting biggers wheels and a levelling kit thru a great guy up in PA- problem is he tells me that the limit for spacers for inspection UP THERE is 1/4" inch...I need at least 1/2" and I assured him- prematurely perhaps that I would either be fine with a spacer that was at least 1/2" or at a minimum find a "friendly" garage...

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Do you need physically a 1/2" spacer or just 1/2" of lift? A 1/4" spacer should give 1/2" of lift i think.
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Also I've read that different states have different requirements. Like for example the rear bumper can't be more than x inches from the ground. I'll look around and see if I can find anything but I remember people asking specifics for states previously.
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found this. Not sure if it helps: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ive-guide.html
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Also: http://www.liftlaws.com/virginia_lift_laws.htm
Strange, it says VA prohibits lift blocks? Might be a good excuse to get some 5100s
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Interesting.....

Thus far the issue is not (as far as I know) about the height of the ride it is the lenght of the spidertrax style spacers that will push the tire out to get it clear of teh UCA....

I am putting on 285/70/17's and the guy is working diligently to try to get clearance for me...he tried 1/4" spacers but didnt work quite enough so will have to try 1/2" by doubling them up....which is why he was like well up here you would automatically fail...
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Also: http://www.liftlaws.com/virginia_lift_laws.htm
Strange, it says VA prohibits lift blocks? Might be a good excuse to get some 5100s
Well....I am hoping the levelling kit doesnt fall into this category....?
You would think people on here would be raising holy hell about this by now...VA folks at least
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Oh were you talking about wheel spacers? I thought you were talking about spacer lifts...
I know people, including myself, who have ran spidertrax wheel spacers in VA. I don't have them anymore, but I was never flagged during state inspections.
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also funny that that site doesnt say anything about studded tires...man we can go craaaaaazy!!!
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I have spidertrax 1.25" spacers on my wheels and have been passed for the past 2 years
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Oh were you talking about wheel spacers? I thought you were talking about spacer lifts...
I know people, including myself, who have ran spidertrax wheel spacers in VA. I don't have them anymore, but I was never flagged during state inspections.
Yea i interpreted it as lift spacers as well.
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Yea i interpreted it as lift spacers as well.
my bad yo.....

At least now I know I didn't mis speak when talking to my man up in PA
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you'll be fine with wheel spacers. I've had my inspections done at Ourisman Chantilly Toyota and they never even mentioned the spidertrax when I had them. Funny thing is now that I've got new wheels I don't have TPMS so the light stays on constant. They don't mention that either.
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you'll be fine with wheel spacers. I've had my inspections done at Ourisman Chantilly Toyota and they never even mentioned the spidertrax when I had them. Funny thing is now that I've got new wheels I don't have TPMS so the light stays on constant. They don't mention that either.

ummmm. wut is the TPMS?
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tire pressure monitoring system. There are sensors in the wheels that measure the tire pressure. When the pressure drops below a set pressure, the light on the dash turns on to alert the driver of low pressure.
Edit: and since my sensors are no longer there, the computer in the truck thinks I have 0 PSI in my tires.
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